More insights from newsletters in Gmail

Skim and save the best bits of newsletters to expand your knowledge, and discover more on your favorite topics.

Don't let another insight slip away

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Read at twice the speed

Can you imagine clicking through Twitter like you do emails in Gmail? Yawn, so slow.
Skim everything with no clicks, no hesitation.
Uncover the needles of knowledge in the haystack of your inbox.
I'm working on it!

Use what you learn

Remember that great tidbit you read? No?
Note down the attention grabbing news as you skim, and save it to read later. Or find it again next time you search, like a knowledge base.

Discover today's best writers

Today's top content isn't on the Web, it's in newsletters.
Breef analyses engagement data so that the best ideas and writers rise to the top.
I'm working on it!

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A Breef History

Andy Mitchell
Founder, @andymitchell

As a founder I run on insights that give me a competitive edge. And as I'm perpetually short on time for checking things, newsletters became my favorite way receive deep insights straight into my inbox.

But right now, the infrastructure kinda sucks. Great - and especially fresh - writers are hard to find, my inbox is forever on fire trying to keep up with emails from every aspect of my life, I rarely recall what I read, and I'm aware writers might struggle to keep going without richer feedback (or at least knowing I'm grateful and reading).

So what started as a little Chrome extension to help me handle my inbox is evolving into a tool that lifts up the knowledge flowing through the newsletter medium, and tries to support the authors behind it.

See my Roadmap to join in.

Roadmap. Breef is young.

Breef is a personal project of Andy Mitchell, and there's still fun ideas to try. You can also join in! See the Roadmap.


Breef is free to try, and has a 30 day 100% refund guarantee.


$8 / account / month

  • Scroll through emails

  • Set aside newsletters for later

  • Recommendations to clean up

  • Discover great new newsletters (coming soon)

  • Round up the best newsletters you missed (coming soon)

  • Highlight the best bits into your second brain (coming soon)

Be Breefed, briefly, to be brilliant